Monday, December 18, 2017

6 Reasons to Feed Wild Birds

While you may not think about your feathered friends much through the winter, that's when they need you the most! Food can be scarce in the winter months, and if they don't have much of a store of food, they will be relying on their kind human friends to put out bird feeders and help them out. Not to mention, this is a fun hobby and can be a great opportunity for kids to learn more about birds. Here are our top ten reasons that you should feed wild birds, and how we can help you get started with the best bird food at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Bird Watching

This can be one of the biggest benefits for you, as the feeder. Watching birds can be incredibly fulfilling, and quite amusing. These little creatures have quite the personality, and you'll be surprised at how quickly you begin to understand them and appreciate their little quirks. They'll be by several times a day, and before you know it, you may just feel like the "crazy bird lady" because they'll all have little nicknames, and be apart of your family.

Bird Education

If you have kids or grandkids in the home, bird feeding isn't just teaching them about responsibility, but it's a great opportunity to teach them about the different breeds of birds, study the science of why they fly, learn about the types of food each one needs, and how to care for the feeders.

Insect Control

While birds will obviously eat the food out of your feeders, and the suet cakes, they also are ravenous for bugs! If your little, feathered friends are used to sticking around in the summer, they can help keep the bug population in control. Easy bug control without any types of pesticides!

Flower Pollination

While bugs are most known for their pollination of your plants, birds are also great at this task as well. This can help you have more beautiful and luxurious flower beds in the spring and summer, which is obviously a great advantage for just feeding your wild birds at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Weed Control

If you find that you're having challenges controlling the weeds in your landscape, small birds like finches and sparrows love to eat seeds - especially from the seed-bearing flowers or weeds that you may not want in your landscape. Feeding the birds can help keep some control on the weed population in your space.

Help a Feathered Friend In Need

If you are ready to learn more about bird feeding, stop by our garden store in Camdenton, MO. We have a full selection of items that can fit your style and your schedule. If you have always dreamt of feeding the birds, now is a great time to start. We have a bird feeding bundle going on through the end of December 2017 where you can buy a bird feeder valued at $50 or more and get a FREE 10 lb. bag of Jim's Mix bird seed. This is our own mix. We can’t tell you exactly what it contains, it's our top secret recipe! This is our top seller and we sell it by the pound. Birds love it! Stop by and see us, we'd love to share our love of bird feeding with you.

Camdenton Farm & Garden

Providing quality lawn and garden products at the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding counties for over 25 years! 

251 S Business Hwy 5 Camdenton, MO

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